Dermatologist in bangalore. Dr.Deepak is a trusted clinical Dermatologist, cosmetologist and Hair Transplant surgeon from Bangalore, with more than 10 years of experience and expertise in his field. He graduated from the prestigious Kempegowda institute of medical sciences, Bangalore. He pursued his postgraduate degree in Dermatology from Karnataka institute of medical sciences, Hubli. He has been a merit rank student throughout his medical education and won many gold medals at medical university level. He further continued his education D.N.B Dermatology in the world renowned Jaslok hospital and research centre, Mumbai.
Dr.Devakar further extended his training under senior dermatologists and aesthetic plastic surgeons world over. During this training, he gained experience in hair transplantation, platelet rich plasma (PRP), Hair loss disorders, Lasers in skin, acne scars, dermatosurgery, botox, fillers, anti ageing procedures. He constantly updates his techniques and extensive knowledge of the subject by attending international conferences, workshops and seminars.
He has perfected the art of using Bo-tox, Juvederm, Restylene and Voluma amongst other injectibles to correct facial asymmetries and define various facial features like the nose, jaw, lips and even the neck. And the fact that these treatments involve almost no pain and negligible downtime is the icing on the cake.
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Hair Loss Treatment in Jayanagar.
Hair loss can affect both men and women. While genes play a vital role, there are usually other reasons as well, including, hormonal imbalances, an under-active thyroid gland, nutritional deficiencies and insufficient blood circulation in the scalp. Hair loss is a mammoth problem that many people are suffering from. There are lots of factors behind this hair fall problem.
Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP)
Mesotherapy for hair loss is used with great success in Europe and the United States. The treatment is virtually painless and safe when done professionally. There is no dressing or local anaesthesia required. After the treatment you can just go back to work.
Today we know that Mesotherapy is as effective or more effective than tablets in hair rejuvenation and restoration. Mesotherapy brings just the right materials to the exact place where it is needed (around the hair follicle) so that
the hair follicle can grow and survive
the excess of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is neutralised and
the blood circulation is stimulated.
The treatment itself takes between 10 and 30 minutes depending on the extension of the area being treated.
Usually a minimum of 10 sessions is required to stimulate hair growth. We recommend starting with an intensive course of treatments every 2 weeks for the first 2-3 months. The frequency then gradually decreases and the results of hair rejuvenation become evident already after 2-3 months. In order to keep the results maintenance treatments are needed generally once every 2 to 3 months.
Treatments for the various forms of hair loss have on moderate success. Three medications have evidence to support their use in male pattern hair loss: Finasteride, Dutasteride and Minoxidil. They typically work better to prevent further hair loss than to regrow lost hair.
Low Level Laser Therapy
They may be used together when hair loss is progressive or further regrowth is desired after 12 months. Other medications include ketoconazole, and in female androgenic alopecia spironolactone and flutamide. Combinations of finasteride, minoxidil and ketoconazole are more effective than individual use.
Finasteride is used to treat male pattern hair loss. Treatment provides about 30% improvement in hair loss after six months of treatment, and effectiveness only persists as long as the drug is taken. There is no good evidence for its use in women.
It may cause gynecomastia, erectile dysfunction and depression.
Dutasteride is used off label for male pattern hair loss.
Minoxidil, applied topically, is widely used for the treatment of hair loss. It is effective in helping promote hair growth in both males and females with androgenic alopecia. About 40% of men experience hair regrowth after 3–6 months. It is the only topical product that is FDA approved for androgenic hair loss.
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Before the laser tattoo removal technique came into picture, tattoos were removed by sanding the area or dermabrasion. Another method used was to cutting out the tattooed skin and using a skin graft from another area to replace the skin. However, with the advent of the laser technology, tattoo removal has becomes easier to perform.
What is the Laser Tattoo Removal Technique ?
In the laser tattoo removal procedure, your tattooed skin is subjected to a laser beam which breaks down the pigments of colors from your tattoo and removes them off the surface of the skin.
Risks and Side Effects
The procedure itself is very painful, since the laser beam creates a lot of targeted heat. Even after the procedure your tattoo will feel hot and will be swollen for a couple of days.
The skin that is subjected to the laser can lose some of its natural pigments and can turn pale.
There can be scarring in some cases if you pick on the treated area.
Sometimes you can experience blistering and infection in the area.
However, with the advancements that are happening in the laser industry, the side effects can be brought down to minimum and the treatment can be almost hassle free.
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Warts are viral growths that can be formed anywhere on the skin, but their most common sites are hands, plantae, face and neck. It is proved that the cause of their appearance is HPV, human papillomavirus, which has more than 100 species, many of which contribute to the malignization of growths. Therefore we cannot trifle with the appearance of any growths on our body, be sure to consult a dermatologist to determine the exact diagnosis, the type and nature of the growth, and to differentiate it from other skin damages. In this article you will learn how to get rid of warts on hands, how to treat and remove these growths on the skin.
How Hand Warts are Transmitted and Why They Appear?
Why do warts on hands and fingers appear? What are the causes of them, how are they transmitted? Almost 20% of adolescents and children at least once had contact with warts among their environment and 10% of them face this disease at different ages. Infection with different types of papillomavirus is very easy given the presence of micro traumas on the skin:
directly through direct contact of the affected skin with the healthy one;
and by household way – through clothing, personal hygiene products, household items etc.
Hand and plantar warts are caused by the following HPV types: 1-5, 49, 57, 19-24, 26 -29, 1, 12, 10, 14, 15, 17, 19. The incubation period of those virus types is 2-6 months. However, even in case of infection with the papillomavirus, a strong and healthy body easily stop its proliferation and progression, so the main cause of appearance of warts on the skin of children and adults is reduction of the body defenses – malnutrition, prolonged stress, hormonal disorders, fatigue, negative external effects such as radiation, chemical emissions of industrial cities, bad food and other factors.
The virus is transmitted most rapidly in areas with warm and humid air, therefore saunas, swimming pools, spas, sports, and gyms are the most frequent sites of infection transmission.
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Laser Wart Removal
Most of us have had a wart on a part of our body at some time in our lives. Warts are one of the most common infections caused by a microscopic virus that infects the skin.Most warts are harmless and can disappear on their own without a warts removal treatment. However, warts on parts of the body that are bumped or touched frequently can be painful and cause bleeding. Warts can also be embarrassing if they occur on the face or appear in noticeable clusters on the hands and feet.
Warts removal is a safe, effective and relatively painless procedure that can be used on even the most sensitive body parts. Laser warts removal can also be used to prevent warts from reoccurring.
Laser warts removal involves targeting the wart with a laser; the laser passes through the upper layer of the skin called the epidermis and targets the tiny blood vessels that feed the wart near the dermis, the middle layer of skin. Laser warts removal kills the blood vessels feeding the wart, effectively starving it until it dries up and falls off. The laser kills only the wart infected area and leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed and undamaged.
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Corn Removal Surgery Procedure
Corn surgery is most efficient of all methods in giving a permanent solution and relief from pain caused by corns. It is effective in getting rid of the friction, pressure and any other uncomfortable sensations. Corn removal surgery procedure may be necessary where the corns are severe. This is mostly caused by pressure being exerted on the area of the corn by something else which cannot be treated by normal corn treatments.
Corn surgery shaves down part of the bone causing pressure thus leading to formation of corns. Other deformities that cause corns can also be corrected using surgery. The nature of removal surgery conducted is determined by the severity of the condition and the degree of structural misalignment. Some of these are as follows.
The simplest involves removal of corn with no bone work done. Realignment surgery is not necessary in this one and healing is first and takes between 10-14 days.
In other instances, surgery is conducted together with tendon lengthening. This procedure involves the stretching of tendons to allow for the toes to attain a normal posture in case they were abnormally elevated and thus contributing to formation of corns.
In cases of bone deformity, the surgical process is aimed at correcting this. During the procedure, the doctor makes an incision on top of the toe that is affected mostly the fifth toe. To allow exposure of the head of the proximal phalanx bone, ligaments in the toe are freed. This is then cut and taken away.
Where the toe is curled, the tendons at the bottom of the toe are released to allow the toe to straighten up. Depending on the situation, a small incision could be made at the base of the fourth toe. This will smooth the region. Where a toe is too long, more ligaments are removed to shorten it up.
In some cases, damage arising from soft corns is so severe that fixing the bone problem is not sufficient to heal the affected area. This normally happens when the skin in between the toes is extremely damaged. When this is the case, the skin between the toes that is damaged has to be eliminated.
When this is the case, a procedure known as syndactylism is carried out. It involves getting rid of the damaged skin in between the toes. Mostly the fourth and fifth are the ones that are affected. Once this has been done, the two toes are sewn together. While this may be drastic, there is no loss of the foot’s functions experienced.
Foot Corn Removal Surgery
At times, foot corn removal surgery will require a forefoot reconstruction to be carried out. In such cases, the surgery is complex and meant to correct severe deformity. It involves cutting bones and re positioning them. A complex re-balancing of soft tissues and tendons is required as well.
Toe Corn Removal Surgery
Toe corn removal surgery involves correcting toe deformities as well as removing soft corn tissues. Correcting these deformities helps to get rid of the root cause of the corn. It is a great way of providing pain relief permanently for recurring corns.
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Moles, also called as Nevi. Medically, are clumps of pigmented cells that appear as black or brown spots on the skin. They materialize when cells, called Melanocytes which are responsible for the skin’s natural color, do not spread evenly but grow in clumps on the skin. Moles are thus darker than the natural color, and on further exposure to sunlight or during pregnancy, may darken more. Moles are also prone to hair growth on them.
Lighter skinned people tend to be more susceptible to it than those with darker skin, and can have an average of 10 to 40 moles spread on their body.
Our clinic provides mole removal treatment in Bangalore. To check if a mole is malignant, a sample of the tissue is taken. If the result is positive, an excision of the entire mole and its surrounding tissues is performed. A similar procedure is carried out for cosmetic purposes of mole removal, which is generally pain-free and common.
There are two prescribed methods for mole removal depending upon the type.
One method called the “Shave Excision”, which is mostly used for smaller moles, is where the space around the mole is numbed, cut around and beneath, and is thus removed by using a small blade. This procedure does not involve any stitches.
The other method called the “Excision Surgery”, which is mostly used to eliminate prospective malignant moles, is where the mole and space around it, is cut and removed, using a scalpel. This procedure necessitates stitches to seal the skin back.
Laser Mole Removal Procedure
Removing a mole using a laser involves numbing the area using local anesthesia. Afterwards, a laser is used to excise the pigmentation in the mole. The pigment is then cleared away by the body’s natural healing processes. A scab forms over the mole which eventually falls away.
The area may turn darker for a few days after the procedure. However, this can be covered up by cosmetics. Patients should avoid exposing the area to sunlight for at least six weeks and use sunscreen when they are outside.
The procedure is generally safe and the risk of scarring is minimal (about 1 percent). Whether or not it is painful depends a lot on the patient’s pain threshold. Some people report feeling a slight tingling during the procedure that feels like someone is snapping a rubber band against their skin.
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Fungal infections can affect any part of the body. Fungi are normally present in and on the body alongside various bacteria. When a fungus begins to overgrow, you can get an infection.
Onychomycosis, also called tinea unguium, is a fungal infection that affects either the fingernails or toenails. Fungal infections normally develop over time, so any immediate difference in the way your nail looks or feels may be too subtle to notice at first.
Common signs of a fungal nail infection include:
a distorted nail that may lift off from the nail bed.
an odor coming from the infected nail.
a brittle or thickened nail.
Who Is at Risk for Fungal Infections?
There are many different causes of fungal nail infections, and each cause has a treatment of its own. Although many of the causes of a fungal nail infection are preventable, some risk factors increase the likelihood of developing it. You’re more likely to develop a fungal nail infection if you:
have a disease that causes poor circulation.
are over age 65.
wear artificial nails.
have a nail injury.
have a skin injury around the nail.
have moist fingers or toes for an extended time.
have a weakened immune system.
wear closed-toe shoes, such as tennis shoes or boots.
It is the most common surgical procedure performed on the nail unit. It is the excision of the body of the nail plate from its primary attachments, the nail bed ventrally and the PNF dorsally. Avulsion of the nail plate may be initially performed to allow full exposure of the nail matrix before chemical or surgical matricectomy. Other indications for performing nail avulsion are to treat recalcitrant onychocryptosis; to excise tumors of the nail unit; to allow full examination and exploration of the nail bed, the nail matrix, the PNF and the LNF, and the nail grooves for the presence of pathology; or to use as a preliminary step before performing biopsy on the nail bed and the nail matrix.
An ingrown toenail is caused by the pressure from the ingrowth of the nail edge into the skin of the toe. Once the edge of the nail breaks through the skin, it produces inflammation. Initially presenting as a minor discomfort, it may progress into an infection in the adjacent skin (cellulitis) and/or become a reoccurring problem. Ingrown toenails most commonly affect the large (great) toes. An ingrown toenail is medically referred to as onychocryptosis.
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When skin is injured, fibrous tissue, called scar tissue, forms over the wound to repair and protect the injury. In some cases, scar tissue grows excessively, forming smooth, hard growths called keloids. Keloids can be much larger than the original wound. They’re most commonly found on the chest, shoulders, earlobes, and cheeks. However, keloids can affect any part of the body. Although keloids aren’t harmful to your health, they may create cosmetic concerns.
Keloids occur from the overgrowth of scar tissue. Symptoms occur at a site of previous skin injury.The symptoms of keloids can include:
a localized area that is flesh-colored, pink, or red in color
a lumpy or ridged area of skin that’s usually raised
an area that continues to grow larger with scar tissue over time
an itchy patch of skin
Keloid scars tend to be larger than the original wound itself. They may take weeks or months to develop fully.
While keloid scars may be itchy, they’re usually not harmful to your health. You may experience discomfort, tenderness, or possible irritation from your clothing or other forms of friction. In rare instances, you may experience keloid scarring on a significant amount of your body. When this occurs, the hardened, tight scar tissue may restrict your movements.
Keloids are often more of a cosmetic concern than a health one. You may feel self-conscious if the keloid is very large or in a highly visible location, such as an earlobe or on the face. Sun exposure or tanning may discolor the scar tissue, making it slightly darker than your surrounding skin. This can make the keloid stand out even more than it already does. Keep the scar covered when you’re in the sun to prevent discoloration.
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Fungal Infection treatment.
Fungal infection is a common infection in the tropics. There are different types of fungal infection but most of them favour areas of the body which are moist and sweaty like the feet, toes, groins, buttocks and nails. Some people with depressed immune response like diabetes can also have more recurrent or widespread fungal infections.
Fungal infection may be treated with creams if it is not severe. If it does not respond to creams, oral medication with anti-fungal tablets may be required. These are prescribed for 1 week to 3 months, depending on the site and severity of infection and the type of medication used. Sometimes skin or nail tests may be performed to confirm the fungal infection before starting treatment.
Tinea versicolor usually does not cause any symptoms but sometimes causes itching. However, it does cause many tan, brown, salmon, or white scaly patches to appear on the trunk, neck, abdomen, and occasionally the face. The patches may join to form larger patches. The patches do not tan, so in summer, when the surrounding skin tans, the patches may become obvious. People with naturally dark skin may notice lighter patches. People with naturally fair skin may get darker or lighter patches. Tinea versicolor is a mild infection and is not considered contagious.
Antifungal creams applied directly to the affected areas (topical), such as ketoconazole or terbinafinecream, may be used, as well as terbinafine solution spray. Prescription-strength selenium sulfide lotion is effective if applied to the affected areas (including the scalp) for 10 minutes a day for 2 weeks. Prescription ketoconazole shampoo is also effective. It is applied and washed off in 5 minutes. It is used as a single application or daily for 3 days. Other treatments include applying topical ketoconazole daily for 2 weeks and bathing with zinc pyrithione soap or sulfur-salicylic shampoo for 1 to 2 weeks.
Antifungal drugs taken by mouth, such as ketoconazole or fluconazole, are sometimes used to treat a widespread infection (see Table: Overview of Fungal Infections : Treatment). In addition, some people prefer the convenience of a drug taken by mouth. However, because these drugs may cause unwanted side effects and because tinea versicolor is a mild infection, topical drugs are usually preferred. Drugs taken by mouth do not prevent recurrence.
To lower the chance of recurrence, many doctors recommend practicing meticulous hygiene and using zinc pyrithione soap regularly or one of the other topical treatments monthly.
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best hair transplant clinic in bangalore. Dermasculpt clinic located at jayanagar 9th block /J.P. Nagar bangalore has trained and experienced doctors with more than a decade of experience providing international standards of hair transplant procedure at affordable price with wonderful results
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